Jaipur: Seven animal smugglers were arrested and eight cows and thirty-five buffaloes were rescued from Alwar and Bharatpur areas of the state in separate incidents, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted a truck at Shahjahanpur toll plaza, officer Vikas Kumar said. However, the truck did not stop and was chased by the police team which was successful in nabbing the three accused, Kumar said.

During checking, police found eight cows were being illegally transported and rescued them, he said, adding, the three are identified as Sadik alias Sonu (26), Naseem (19), and Sriganganagar (22). In another incident, Rajkumar, Yonus, Rahees, and Shivir were arrested for smuggling twenty-three buffaloes in Bharatpur.